Your Story, Our Story!

We all have a story — and no one can tell our story better than us. We’re on the front lines day in and day out, caring for our residents and making certain that their time under our care is both a loving and memorable. Our residents know that our primary concern is making certain everyone admitted is getting the quality care they deserve at this time in their lives.
Now, not only are we taking a stand for our patients, we are FINALLY standing up for our selves as well. There is no better time than now to open the dialogue about short staffing, substandard wages, and unaffordable benefits.
This section is also for us to finally get heard. When you are ready to share YOUR story, write up: Info@standupforphilly.org

Daniel Curcio and Jeremiah Hardt

Daniel Curcio and Jeremiah Hardt

Daniel Curcio and Jeremiah Hardt

“If home care workers and consumers stand up for seniors and people with disabilities, we can change the face of healthcare in the state, and ensure a fair economy for all.”

Daniel Curcio
Homecare Worker
Philadelphia, Pa.

Linda Nakutis, CNA, Golden Living Center Waynesburg, Marianna

Linda Nakutis, CNA, Golden Living Center Waynesburg, Marianna

We are all joining forces to better healthcare for residents and improved staffing ratios.

Shirelle McCoy, CNA, Brighton at Ambler, Philadelphia

Shirelle McCoy, CNA, Brighton at Ambler, Philadelphia

I am standing up with other nursing home workers because, the more nursing home that come together the more voices that can be heard when it comes to getting things done.

Debbie Brown, CNA, Cambridge Springs Rehab & Nursing, Edinboro

Debbie Brown, CNA, Cambridge Springs Rehab & Nursing, Edinboro

I believe resident safety and welfare begins with efficient, qualified and trained personnel. Resident needs are physical, mental and emotional. To ensure healthy and happy residents you must meet their psychological need as well as medical needs.

Susan Neece, CNA, Williamsport Home, Williamsport

Susan Neece, CNA

I am a nursing home worker and I give my time and love to each of my residents, they are my second family. We all want what any American family wants…affordable healthcare. We want to keep ourselves and our families well, so that we are able to give our residents the best healthy quality care they deserve.

Shanrika Nelson, CNA

Shanrika Nelson, CNA

“Having the strong voice of being united made a big difference for us. Through rallies, letter writing, and meetings with lawmakers, we were able to stop the proposed nursing home funding cuts and pass a new bill that brought millions of dollars of new funding to Pennsylvania, said CNA Shanrika Nelson. “We protected our residents and made care even better.”